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Diagnosed yesterday

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Lee.m, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Lee.m

    Lee.m Type 2 · Newbie

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    Totally confused I felt unwell 2wks ago. Phoned doctors had blood test now diagnosed with t2 so at the moment very confused.
     
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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Hello, and welcome, @Lee.m
    Confused seems completely right a day after getting diagnosed with diabetes, and it'll get better the more you read about it :)
    Here's a useful link to get you started, and please come back with any question you have!
    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/basic-information-for-newly-diagnosed-diabetics.26870/

    Below my post are a couple more links that may be useful to you.
    Take care of yourself and let us know how you're doing ;)
     
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  3. MrPeaky

    MrPeaky Type 2 (in remission!) · Active Member

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    Hi,

    You have landed in an amazing place to help/advise/support thats for sure.

    Anything you need to know/want to know just ask, people will be along shortly who know much more than me (8 weeks since Diagnosis)

    What have the Docs said your next steps are?
     
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  4. KennyA

    KennyA Type 2 · Active Member

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    Welcome, I'm a month ahead of you. This forum is incredibly helpful and I've seen real changes in a very short time. Best of luck and read up on the low carb/ high fat approach. It's working for me, but everyone's different.
     
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  5. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    You're at the point the bulk of us started from. And quite a few of us have managed to wrap our heads around it eventually (It does take a while, especially after a shock-diagnosis, as that throws one for a loop). So do take your time and learn what you can.
    https://josekalsbeek.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-nutritional-thingy.html is a bit of a quick-start-guide I put together, with everything I wish someone'd told me when I was just diagnosed and honestly, scared out of my mind. Take away some hope from that: It does get better and diabetes can be managed perfectly fine. Especially if you're willing to work at it. You'll be okay.

    Hugs,
    Jo
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I wish I had that guide too when I was diagnosed, instead it was aim for 300g of carbs a day and all meals should be built on a solid foundation of starch. Everything just got worse, what a surprise. Then I started educating myself ad learning as much as I could.... far better off now on a LC approach over the last 10 yrs and mostly keto these days.

    Great advice piece, @JoKalsbeek
     
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  7. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome,

    As previous people have said you have come to the right place. There is a lot to learn but you don't have to do it all at once. Read around the site and ask questions- people here are very willing to help and lend an ear.

    It is totally normal to feel overwhelmed and have a lot of emotions but know this you will get through this and many on here say that the diagnosis has turned into a great thing as there health has improved dramatically after following low carb


    For now- the best piece of advice is to get a blood glucose testing meter. Many doctors do not advise you to get one but it will become your best friend. It is really the only way to know how the food you are eating is effecting your body.

    Good luck and welcome
     
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